Department Welcomes New Chair | Dr. Ira Altman

Southern Illinois University



Department Welcomes New Chair

May 11, 2014


On January 1, 2014, the Department of Agribusiness Economics welcomed Dr. Ira Altman as the new Department Chair!  Dr. Altman attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor Degree (Double Honors) in Economics and Political Science.  He also completed his MS in Agricultural Economics there as well.  In 2005, Dr. Altman earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri.  His research specialty is in the area of organizational economics and regional economics of emerging industries.